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Harya admits to possibility of rapes during Jat agitation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Chandigarh, April 11: After denying outright any incidents of rapes during the violent Jat agitation in February this year, the Harya government on Monday admitted to the Punjab and Harya High Court that there could be a possibility that rapes could have happened then. The admission by the Harya government came up during hearing of a case by the high court here on Monday. Submitting a report by way of an affidavit filed by Inspector General of Police, South Range-cum-incharge, Special Investigation Team (SIT),Mamta Singh, the state police has include section 376-D (rape) of the Indian Pel Code to the FIR No. 118 registered on March 30 this year regarding the incidents at along tiol Highway No. 1 (NH-1) near Murthal in Harya’s Sonipat district. The section (of rape) has been included on the basis of complaint of Delhi resident Bobby Joshi that women were allegedly sexually assaulted by the agitators. The state government said that it had received anonymous letters alleging that the rapes took place. In February this year, the Harya government had emphatically told the high court that no such incidents of rape or molestation were reported from Sonipat district during the Jat agitation. (IANS)

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